ALTHOUGH the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) remained low in the past week, an SPMC official said it is still not a reason to celebrate.
“For the past six days, medyo ang trending nya based sa among data, naga decrease siya pero dili pa ta makasulti nga mag rejoice o mucelebrate ta because fluctuating ang reduction pero dili pa siya naga plateau (the trend of our data is decreasing but we cannot rejoice yet because the reduction is still fluctuating),” SPMC Chief of Medical Professional Staff Ricardo Audan said in a virtual presser on Friday, June 26.
But he said despite the trend, it can still be considered as controlled.
“For the last week, wala man pud mi nakakuha og more than 10 nga new cases. Sometimes, we only have four. The other day, we had two. Dili sya naga go beyond 10 (for the last week, our fresh Covid-19 positive cases remained below 10),” he said.
He added that bed occupancy in SPMC is still at 46 percent.
“Pag mag surge siya, we based the surge on the use of the bed capacity. Kapag 70 percent or 80 percent na na bed ang magamit, then that is a warning that Covid-19 cases might be surging high (if the bed capacity is occupied up to 70 to 80 percent, it is a warning that our Covid-19 cases are surging),” he said, adding that they are also receiving admissions from other areas within and outside the Davao Region.
“Karon, masulti nako nga kontrolado sya (now, I can say that it is controlled),” he said.
Audan also noted that there were no deaths since last week. As of June 25, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the region is 31.
He attributed this to the level of care they give to the Covid-19 patients and the majority of them do not have comorbidities.
“Probably, we are doing our treatment well. Second, wala kaayo’y comorbidities nga mga pasyente nga na-admit. It is more on the generation na not really vulnerable. Ang vulnerable man gud mga elderly with comorbidities man which has a very high risk of mortality (most of the new Covid-19 patients are younger and do not have comorbidities),” he said.
Based on the SPMC report as of June 27, 2020, it has recorded one new Covid-19 positive case bringing the total of confirmed cases admitted to the hospital to 418.
There were also 25 new recoveries for a total of 296 and Covid-19-related deaths remained zero. The average age of the people infected is 37 years old while the average age of people who died of the disease is 51 years old.